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Indian expat wins 39cr jackpot in UAE

Indian expat wins 39cr jackpot in UAE

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KOCHI: A Keralite expat won 20 million dirhams (approximatel .. KOCHI: A Keralite expat won 20 million dirhams (approximately Rs 39 crore) in a monthly lottery in the United Arab Emirates. Abdussalam N V (28), who runs a shopping centre in Muscat won the raffle, the first draw of this year. Though the Kozhikode native won the Big Ticket Abu Dhabi draw on Sunday, he came to know about it only after a day as the organizers of the raffle could not locate him and break the news. The organizers even approached community members to reach out to Abdussalam. Later, he came to know about the win from his friend. He told a newspaper in the UAE over the phone from Muscat that he would share the prize amount with his friends who were part of drawing the ticket.  Source of content: Times Of
Stranded Indian expats in UAE to get free stay

Stranded Indian expats in UAE to get free stay

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Indian expats from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, who are currently stranded in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic-induced travel restrictions, are set to get free accommodation, a media report said on Friday. The expats, around 300 of them and mostly from Kerala, took an indirect route of flying via the UAE to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait since there were no direct flights from India, said the Gulf News report. According to the report, they were caught off guard with the news about flight suspensions in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, after completing a 14-day mandatory quarantine in the UAE. Dubai Markaz Centre's volunteers' wing Indian Cultural Foundation (ICF) tied up with construction firm Aasa Group to arrange the free accommodation and food. Reacting to the d...
Bharat Bandh: Indian Farmers Launch Nationwide Shutdown Against New Laws

Bharat Bandh: Indian Farmers Launch Nationwide Shutdown Against New Laws

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Farmers have vowed to block major roads and rail lines across the country Indian farmers who have been blockading New Delhi on Tuesday launched a one-day, nationwide general strike to push their demands for the government to repeal reform laws opening up trade in agricultural produce. Tens of thousands of farmers have been camped on the outskirts of the capital since November 27 in protest at the laws in what has become one of the biggest challenges to the BJP government since it won a second landslide election in 2019. Farmers have vowed to block major roads and rail lines across the country for several hours and have been given support by railway workers, truck drivers, teachers and other unions. Authorities have put thousands of extra police on ...
Seven Delhi Borders Closed In View Of Farmers’ Protest: Traffic Police

Seven Delhi Borders Closed In View Of Farmers’ Protest: Traffic Police

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The traffic in Delhi and its border areas continued to remain affected due to farmers' protest, which has entered its 10th day New Delhi: The Delhi Traffic Police have closed the national capital's seven borders, including Singhu, Auchandi, Lampur, Piao Maniyari, Mangesh, Tikri, Jharoda, for any traffic movement in view of the farmers' protest against the farm laws, which entered its 10th day on Saturday. Content retrieved from: https://www.livemint.com/news/india/seven-delhi-borders-closed-in-view-of-farmers-protest-traffic-police-11607189469376.html
Cyclone Burevi: TN’s Thoothukudi Severely Waterlogged

Cyclone Burevi: TN’s Thoothukudi Severely Waterlogged

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Waterlogging was also witnessed at various places here, including the main entrance of the Thoothukudi Government HospitalThoothukudi Corporation used 141 motor pumps and 12 sullage tankers to pump out the water Parts of Thoothukudi witnessed waterlogging following rainfall in the city in the wake of Cyclone Burevi, on Saturday. Content retrieved from:https://www.livemint.com/news/india/cyclone-burevi-tn-s-thoothukudi-severely-waterlogged-11607212108381.html
Indian Railways Passengers Can Check IRCTC PNR Status On WhatsApp. Here Is How

Indian Railways Passengers Can Check IRCTC PNR Status On WhatsApp. Here Is How

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Indian Railways passengers can get live train status, previous railway station, upcoming station and other train journey details Earlier passenger’s had to dial the railway helpline number 139 for live train status To make travel experience favourable for railway passengers, Mumbai-based startup Railofy has come up with an innovative solution. The new feature allows passengers to get real-time PNR status and details of train journey directly on their WhatsApp. This will save the cumbersome and time-consuming process of searching for the PNR status and other train journey details. With the help of this feature, Indian Railways passengers can get live train status, previous railway station, upcoming station and other train journey details besides PNR status. Earlier passenger’s had
Pfizer Seeks Emergency Use Authorisation For Its Covid-19 Vaccine In India

Pfizer Seeks Emergency Use Authorisation For Its Covid-19 Vaccine In India

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Pfizer India has become the first pharmaceutical firm to seek from DCGI an emergency use authorisation for its coronavirus vaccine in the country The extreme low temperature of minus 70 degrees Celsius required for storing the vaccine poses a big challenge for its delivery in a country like India New Delhi: Pfizer India has become the first pharmaceutical firm to seek from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) an emergency use authorisation for its COVID-19 vaccine in the country, after its parent company secured such clearance in the UK and Bahrain. Content retrieved from: https://www.livemint.com/science/health/pfizer-seeks-emergency-use-authorisation-for-its-covid-19-vaccine-in-india-11607212910624.html  
Covid-19: Former Indian Legislator Arrested For Violating Norms

Covid-19: Former Indian Legislator Arrested For Violating Norms

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The police arrested the former BJP legislator, his son and around 16 others for violating the covid-19 guidelines. The Tapi police arrested former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kanti Gamit, his son and 16 others for flouting Covid-19 guidelines during the engagement ceremony of legislator's granddaughter where more than 6,000 people gathered together. The development came after the Gujarat High Court (HC) slammed the Gujarat government on Wednesday. The Tapi police on Wednesday arrested the former Tapi MLA, Kanti Gamit, his son Jitu, and around 16 others for violating the covid-19 guidelines. "We came to know about the violation of Covid-19 guidelines by former Tapi MLA Kanti Gamit during his granddaughter's engagement ceremony, through the media. Tapi SP lodged...
India GDP Slumps 7.5%, Among Worst-Performing Major Economies

India GDP Slumps 7.5%, Among Worst-Performing Major Economies

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The two successive quarters of contraction mean the country has now entered a 'technical recession' for the first time since 1947. India's economy contracted 7.5 per cent between July and September, putting it among the worst-performing major advanced and emerging economies as it entered a technical recession for the first time since independence, official data showed Friday. Although the figures were an improvement on the record 23.9-per cent contraction recorded last quarter, they indicate that Asia's third-largest economy is in for a tough fight as it attempts to revive demand and create jobs even as coronavirus infections climb. The two successive quarters of contraction mean the country has now entered a "technical recession" for the first time since 1947. After virus-re...
Cyclone Nivar: Powerful Storm Makes Landfall In India

Cyclone Nivar: Powerful Storm Makes Landfall In India

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Winds of up to 130kph and heavy rains lash India's southern coast. A powerful cyclonic storm hurtled into India’s southern coast early Thursday, uprooting trees and packing strong winds and rains as tens of thousands of people took refuge in shelters. The centre of Nivar made landfall at 3:05 am local time between Karaikal in Puducherry territory and Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu state with winds of up to 130 kilometres (81 miles) per hour.   #WATCH Tamil Nadu: Strong wind blows in Mahabalipuram, as the landfall process of #CycloneNivar continues. The centre of very severe cyclonic storm #Nivar to cross coast near Puducherry within next 2 hours with wind speed of 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph, as per the IMD. pic.twitter.com/DwjtRPPntH — ANI (@ANI) November 25, 2